(Closed) HS Graduation etiquette question

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5978 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Sassygrn:  I still got a crap ton of those “engraved” abominations from Jostens….

Post # 4
3920 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve gotten a couple paper but more evites. I think electronic is the way a lot of people are going now.


My FSIL even sent evites for my bridal shower

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve never gotten a paper invite for anything other than a wedding

Post # 7
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sassygrn:  I think it’s the norm now.  My husband teaches at a high school and that’s just what they use now.  They send paper invites to family members that  don’t use facebook.

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

From the buckle of the Bible Belt and all its mega traditionalism: We still use paper and only paper!

Post # 9
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most grad parties I have attended are pretty informal, backyard bbq types of things and I think an evite is acceptable for that type of event.

Post # 10
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My little sister is graduation HS in two weeks (crazy!!!) and my mom sent out paper invites…just ones she printed on sheets of computer paper (with a nice border), for the grad party and an open invite to her ceremony. The party is just open house/bbq style at our house though, nothing formal.

I don’t think an email invite would be inappropriate, but I don’t think my mom has everyone’s email addresses/my relatives don’t all use email very often (if at all).

Post # 11
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nona99:  Josten’s! HA!!

Post # 12
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LilRhodyGem:  HS’s still use Jostens! They did 6 years ago for me, and 3 years ago for my brother.

Post # 13
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I still got paper graduation announcements from all my cousins via Jostens. However, invites to the actual party varied from a paper inserted into the announcement to an e-vite.

Post # 14
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve gotten e-mail invites for most graduation parties recently.  A lot of family memebers don’t have mailing addresses for everyone anymore.  Most of my generation (my siblings and cousins) are in our 20’s, so everyone is moving out of their parents houses and bouncing from dorms to apartments, all the older relatives just have our email addresses.

The  only things I’ve gotten paper invites for recently are weddings and baby showers.


Post # 15
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got a super fancy invitation to the graduation ceremony and grad party (since it was the day before the ceremony) for FI’s cousin. No invite at all (aside from word of mouth on the date, we had to look up the time and place) for FI’s little brother’s graduation. 

As far as graduation parties/open houses go, FI’s little brother (and family) got a ton of paper invites and sent out ones of his own. He DID invite us on Facebook, as well, but that was mostly for getting numbers for his parents.

Post # 16
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bebero:  +1. Except for the shower, I get paper for those too.

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